La Carboneria
La Carboneria
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7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Monday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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  • Lucy S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A memorable authentic Spanish experience
    A really authentic Spanish experience. Don't pay for an expensive, contrived tourist flamenco show elsewhere. Come here instead and see the real deal! Very atmospheric, beautiful, intense dancing and a huge platter of Tapas with drinks for 15 euro each. Great start to our evening out.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 1, 2023
  • Eve
    London, United Kingdom90 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing evening of wonderful entertainment
    I visited La Carboneria on a Wednesday night in December. Seating is informal benches on main floor next to the bar and there's an upper level too. I managed to secure a great spot from the marked off square performance area. The wonderful flamenco dancer accompanied by a guitarist and singer gave introductions in Spanish (which I sadly did not understand other than the request to not record the performance) and then we were off with some moving singing and guitar playing followed by flamenco dancing. I stayed for the 8.30-9pm and 9.30-10pm performances. This setup is by people performing what they love so if you want a formal one hour+ show, buy a ticket and visit one of the many options in Seville. But if you've happy to relax, respect the talent, maybe close you eyes and listen to the music being made, it might be one for you.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 28, 2023
  • Beebeez76
    London, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular flamenco
    The flamenco was incredible. The show is free, but I would happily have paid for it. Felt intimate, powerful, and passionate. We were pretty speechless at the end of it. The energy was extraordinary, how they manage 3 performances in an evening I don't know. The tapas was not bad, and very reasonably priced. Bar/food is cash only and food service isn't speedy. We got there about 7:45 for the 8:30 show on a Tuesday night and were able to get a table with a great view. The place was packed by the time the performers started, with people standing and sitting on the floor, so worth getting there in time to get a seat.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 16, 2024
  • MCD
    London, United Kingdom169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Raw flamenco
    Great place to go for something a bit different. You may need a smart phone or some good map reading to navigate the route. It opens at 7pm – and this is when we went to see if it was going to be good or awful ! It was pretty empty at 7pm. A fairly un-adorned room with tables and benches. We half thought about leaving. However, I am glad we didn’t. We took a prime spot on some wooden benches near the small performance area and got some drinks from the bar. Cash only. Good prices. Service was fine and everyone was polite and waited their turn – no idea what it would be like later! A guitarist played in the background for a while whilst it filled up – and it did fill up. We shuffled up to allow a couple of others to sit down and some youngsters sat on the floor in front when it started. The ‘Tapas’ opened about 7.30pm but this is not a place to go to eat. Go to one of the excellent Tapas either before or after. Shortly after 8.30pm the first act arrived. One young singer, one dancer and a couple of others for music. There were no flamboyant costumes here – ripped jeans and casual shirts. The whole thing was very raw – and great. The singing was moving. The guitar playing traditional and the flamingo was impressive. This act was on for about 30+ minutes. You can not take photos of the performance but you could take photos of, or with, the performers after the show if you wanted to. Nice for some of the youngsters. We left after this act as we need to eat but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend a visit if you want a casual drink with some good entertainment.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 24, 2024
  • kingfu
    Greater London, United Kingdom81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see when in Seville
    Drinks are reasonably priced considering the free show. Bench style seating will have you shoulder to shoulder with tourists from around the world who all had a friendly happy vibe on my visit. Decor looks a little rustic/spit and sawdust but the atmosphere is vibrant and the show makes this a must visit place. Beware that they do cram you in so get there early to get the best seats.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 10, 2024
  • Bec
    Birmingham, United Kingdom546 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Authentic Flamenco
    If you want to see authentic traditional flamenco, come here. We sat next to a couple who translated what was going on and they knew more about the place and had been many times - they said we had found a great spot! The drinks weren't great but for a free flamenco show it's great, we left the performers a tip at the end. You can really tell the difference between this and the dancers you will find on the street or in the paid performances. This was raw, passionate and real, no fancy dresses or microphones. Do get there early, it fills up quickly
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 22, 2024
  • Gmanbumpy
    Chicago, Illinois914 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free but I would rather see more of a show
    I came with my mother and you have to get there early to get a seat. We arrived 45 minutes early. The seats are picnic tables, and after a long day, this was hard. Dancing was nice, but it was one person and not a traditional dress. It is free. Drink prices are reasonable. The guitar player was amazing. I think I would pay and go to a different venue next time.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 24, 2024
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Amykate
148 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
I would avoid this place!!

We were recommended, so arrived in time for the show. It’s in a tiny run down looking building that is packed with people.

It was hot and uncomfortable and you could hardly see anything.

We were getting hassled to buy a drink, to the point a large man (supposedly security) targeted my partner and became aggressive as we had not brought a drink.

The show started and a lady who was sat down began singing. You could hardly see her and her singing was painful! This went on for about 5 minutes without any dancing.

Another thing, you were not allowed to take photos which I thought was very strange for a tourist place!

Very uncomfortable and would never go back!
Written February 4, 2020
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Tom Clement
Toronto, Canada32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Discovered Carboneria at the end of a winding residential street... a converted coal yard, with a large outdoor patio and a crowded inside bar. This place is extremely casual with a bar end and bench seating inside. Crowded and stuffy, but the draw is the round of nightly flamenco performances that last about 20-30 minutes and repeated several times during the evening. The place seems to somewhat empty out after each performance, so try to snag a spot right next to the performance area to better view the next show. No charge for the show, nor do the performers solicit tips from the audience! Drinks are cheap, and what food on offer is pretty basic... like chips and salsa. The flamenco performers (a guitarist, a singer and a dancer) are all very talented... they vary day to day. We dropped in every night during our stay in Seville - great fun!
Written October 25, 2022
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Dominique K
Washington DC, DC80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The flamenco is awesome. The service is lousy, they seemed to be especially rude to Americans. CASH ONLY! And you are required to buy a drink; it’s worth it though for the flamenco. Arrive early if you want good seats. Lots of standing room though and you can see the performance just fine. There is an artist there who has been painting beautiful pictures of flamenco for 10+ years. I bought one from him back in 2012... it was fun to see him still painting there. Overall worth it!
Written February 14, 2020
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viv d
Tenerife, Spain35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
This is a great place to experience flamenco. You just have to buy your drinks.
This is the second time I have visited.......However, they need to rejig where the dancers perform.
The whole point of flamenco is being able to see the intricate footwork. But there are only around 10% of the audience that can see completely.
There is an upstairs balcony that you cant really see anything from.
I would put the artists up there, along with the tables.Everyone would be able to see then.
Written March 3, 2022
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MCD
London, UK169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great place to go for something a bit different. You may need a smart phone or some good map reading to navigate the route.
It opens at 7pm – and this is when we went to see if it was going to be good or awful !
It was pretty empty at 7pm. A fairly un-adorned room with tables and benches. We half thought about leaving. However, I am glad we didn’t.
We took a prime spot on some wooden benches near the small performance area and got some drinks from the bar. Cash only. Good prices. Service was fine and everyone was polite and waited their turn – no idea what it would be like later!
A guitarist played in the background for a while whilst it filled up – and it did fill up. We shuffled up to allow a couple of others to sit down and some youngsters sat on the floor in front when it started.
The ‘Tapas’ opened about 7.30pm but this is not a place to go to eat. Go to one of the excellent Tapas either before or after.
Shortly after 8.30pm the first act arrived. One young singer, one dancer and a couple of others for music. There were no flamboyant costumes here – ripped jeans and casual shirts.
The whole thing was very raw – and great. The singing was moving. The guitar playing traditional and the flamingo was impressive.
This act was on for about 30+ minutes. You can not take photos of the performance but you could take photos of, or with, the performers after the show if you wanted to. Nice for some of the youngsters.
We left after this act as we need to eat but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend a visit if you want a casual drink with some good entertainment.
Written February 24, 2024
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mpr100
Los Angeles, CA231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
I enjoyed the location and vibe, not to mention the price. The performers were very talented. But keep in mind it’s like a dive bar with benches, a snack bar, and sangria that I saw them pouring liters of orange + yellow/green artificial soda into. Not to say that can’t be fun, but don’t plan for dinner here! Seems family friendly also. Nice outdoor patio.

In terms of the performance (a Sunday), we sat around for quite a while and then they started. It was one man singing & another playing, but only one male dancer dancing… and only halfway through the set. Then they stopped and took a long break, so we thought we would get more…. and the same three people returned. So great singing, but kind of limited on the dancing time. The following night I got an organized show ticket at Museo del Baile Flamenco and that was also great, with a lot more dancing for one hour straight. So I would say this shouldn’t be your only experience, but it can be fun for an additional night out or after-show later night outing.
Written October 24, 2022
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Jo M
Harrogate, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Free entrance, just paid for our drinks. Arrived at 9pm and the show started at about 9.15. Lasted about 25 minutes - the introduction was in Spanish but we had singing, a guitarist and a dancer. Excellent taste of Flamenco.
Written July 29, 2022
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Leon
Nantucket, MA21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Located in the city center of Seville, easily reachable on foot, this small place offers what it seems an authentic experience free of charge.

The place is small and in high season crowded by tourists and locals. No food served, only drinks. Definitely worth it is the sangria.

The show takes place several times per evening. For those who wants a good spot advice to arrive early and take seat near the platform where the performance will take place.

No drinks allowed from the outside except fot water. No video nor photo during the performance as reiterated several time before send during the show by the crew.

Worth visiting
Written July 18, 2022
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SoozBerkshire_UK
Berkshire, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
It’s a little unfair that people complain of only one performer etc when this is a free grass roots show - if you want high end showy then pay for it! It’s earthy dance, music and singing I think three times a night (8.30/9.30 & 10.30) - performers vary (first time late show just a guitarist and male dancer, second time,early, two dancers a singer & guitarist. No photography and performers ask you not to chat through their performance. It’s great!
Written April 22, 2023
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Tamara P
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We were here last evening, it is self service, show is inside, starts about 9, and then every half hour again for 20-25 minutes
We had table in the garden and then watching show standing.
It was great, authentic, passion show. Recommend
Written May 31, 2022
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